Monday, March 16, 2009

The Cash is Gone, I've Nothing but My Songs.

Michael Jackson set to release music after death.

King of Pop Michael Jackson has reportedly recorded more than 100 songs but is refusing to release the tracks until after his death.

The collection of songs is also set to be heard by his children Prince, 11, Paris 10 and six-year old Prince Michael II.

Some people think Jackson is leaving the songs as his children’s inheritance in lieu of cash because of his current financial struggles.

If this is true it could be quite the legacy. Composer of Billy Jean is Not My Lover, Bad, The Girl is Mine, Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', Jackson has had nine platinum singles in the U.S., the longest running non-soundtrack album Thriller was on #1 for 37 weeks and produced seven Top 10 singles.. The album spent 80 weeks in the Top 10. Four of his albums have debuted at #1. And his continuing ability to make money is not in doubt. Last week in the U.K. fans purchased 900,000 tickets to see him in concert.

Trivia - The song Ben was written for Donny Osmond, but he was unavailable so it was offered to Jackson. The song became the first number-one pop hit as a solo artist. It won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best original song. In his career Jackson has sold over 500 million records. #4 on the list of best selling artists, after the Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Bing Crosby.

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